The Lush List
This month’s 10 tried, tested and trusted - places, beauty and lifestyle products that I’m loving at the moment...
Snail Gel: Dr Organic Snail Gel is an innovation in skincare, boasting a remarkable range of anti-aging benefits. Discovered by chance, by snail farmers in Chile, the unique healing and powers of the snail’s slime were found to leave hands incredibly soft and hydrated, whilst healing minor cuts and scars unusually quickly. Laboratory analysis found that the the secretions contained high levels of naturally occurring allantoine, collagen, elastin and anti-bacterial substances that all have beneficial effects on human skin.
Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Creme Brulee Duet: Inspired by the aroma of French Patisseries, Creme Brulee is a decadent combination of gourmand ingredients including delicious notes of warm caramel, spun sugar and french vanilla bean for a sensual and enchanting experience. Transform your bath into a luxurious honey moisture bath by twirling the wooden honey dipper under running water. Then slather on the ultra rich, whipped, souffle body creme, which will leave the skin feeling incredibly soft and subtly frangranced.
Show Beauty Decadence Hair Fragrance: This beautifully rich hair fragrance combines lush rose water with the lightest notes of coconut milk, caramel and almond butter, and a background of Madagascan vanilla, sensual patchouli and soft white musk. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, it fights free radicals and colour fade, whilst jojoba oil enhances shine and restores hair’s natural strength and beauty.
Tweezerman Folding Lashcomb: This lash comb beautifully defines and separates lashes. The perfectly spaced metal teeth glide through lashes to remove excess mascara, leaving your lashes looking long, lovely and clump free. The comb folds in to protect the teeth when not in use.
Sarah Chapman Overnight Hand & Nail Treatment: Hands often show signs of aging more than the face due to the constant exposure to the elements and without the protection and care we give to our faces. A cocktail of eight powerful oils rich in antioxidants, vitamins and omegas combine with skin plumping, moisture boosting and pigment perfecting concentrated actives such as Collageneer, Volufiline and Renovage to strengthen nails and restore the skin’s barrier for younger looking hands. The overnight treatment with its exotic floral aroma and luxurious texture is the perfect night-time indulgence.
Microwavable Bagpuss: “Bagpuss oh Bagpuss, old, fat, furry catpuss”. This gorgeous pink and cream moggy is so cute and is scented with gentle french lavender. Simply pop him in the microwave for 90 seconds and he turns into a lovely warm Bagpuss ready for a hug. The lavender will easily help you doze off to sleep and this ingenious design is so much safer than a hot water bottle, which will keep you warm and toasty.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette: Charlotte says “The power to mesmerise is in your eyes, with this makeup hypnotise...I have decoded the secrets to iconic, mesmerising eyes with my colour-coded eyeshadow palettes. Each one contains four harmonious colour ways that offer a complete ‘desk to disco’ eye colour wardrobe and easy to use application ritual that is fail-safe to follow. It’s my artistry made effortless!”.
Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Infusion Tea Bags: Tasty, refreshing, reviving. ‘Great Taste Award’ winning tea bags. Crushed roasted cocoa shells for a refreshing, in the cup infusion drink that really picks you up - with zero calories. A light and malty cocoa infusion drink, rich in antioxidants and all the uplifting power of cocoa. Created on their plantation in Saint Lucia to help you stay calm, focused and relaxed. And a top tip from me - add a little Stevia to sweeten - delicious!
Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint SPF15: Hourglass “Skin Tint” foundation is formulated with a Hyaluronan Complex that firms and plumps fine lines and wrinkles to give you the appearance of a smoother and more perfected complexion. This whipped, creamy formula blends effortlessly, resulting in a beautiful glow.
Forget chocolate - briefly! - the Selfridges Beauty workshop advent calendar is the perfect way to build excitement for Christmas. Filled with 24 luxurious miniature treats, it’s a must have for all beauty fans. Imagine waking up every morning, having the delight of opening a little present which just happens to be a beauty product! “Absolute Heaven!” And it’s a great affordable way of sampling high-end beauty products without totally blowing the beauty budget. “Try before you buy!”.